Success Stories from the Global GCTF Community


This new section highlights the impact of the GCTF’s activities, including how and where GCTF resources—good practices, recommendations, tools and manuals—are used. The GCTF has developed these resources for policymakers and practitioners to inform their own work. This includes all levels government, international, regional and local institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector. You will find examples of how the global GCTF community is making practical use of the GCTF’s outputs.

Overcoming Trauma and Becoming a Peace Champion

Overcoming Trauma and Becoming a Peace Champion

In Kenya, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports safe spaces for women to overcome trauma. This story follows a woman who overcame accusations of terrorism and became a peace champion in her community.               

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Change Agents: Women WEAVE Their Own Opportunities

Change Agents: Women WEAVE Their Own Opportunities

In pursuit of providing women with tools to be change agents within their communities, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, introduced the Carol Bellamy Women Entrepreneurs Against Violent Extremism (WEAVE) Fellowship in Tunisia. The stories of Haïfa and Abir demonstrate the fellowship’s impact helping women build their own economic opportunities.

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ASEAN: Aviation Security and Watchlisting

ASEAN: Aviation Security and Watchlisting

An ASEAN workshop series on aviation security, which focused on preventing foreign terrorist fighters travel, made practical use of the GCTF Counterterrorism Watchlisting Toolkit. Through interactive panel discussions and group simulations, participants learned more about creating, executing and maintaining a successful watchlist.

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Juvenile Justice: Neuchâtel Memorandum in Action

Juvenile Justice: Neuchâtel Memorandum in Action

The IIJ Juvenile Justice Initiative supports not only the individual practitioners who take part in capacity-building workshops but also their national institutions. Recently, IIJ training on juvenile justice programs as an alternative to prosecution so changed the perspectives of two alumnae from Thailand that they inspired training and change at the national level.

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Harmonizing MLA in East and West Africa

Harmonizing MLA in East and West Africa

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) is leading efforts to harmonize the processing of mutual legal assistance (MLA) and extradition requests in East and West Africa. Working with Central Authority practitioners, the IIJ is delivering sustainable impact in an area that is crucial for effective international judicial cooperation.

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The GCTF Rabat Memorandum Travels the World

The GCTF Rabat Memorandum Travels the World

Since 2014, the world’s largest regional organization, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has been promoting the use of the Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector, a GCTF Framework Document.

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Healing in the prisons of Mali

Healing in the prisons of Mali
In Mali, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports the creation of community structures to resolve conflicts, generates economic opportunities through cooperatives, and works on the reintegration and socialization of prisoners. This story demonstrates the role of art in healing trauma and encouraging self-expression. Read more »

Mentoring to prevent radicalization in Nigeria

Mentoring to prevent radicalization in Nigeria
Since 2016, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, has been funding community initiatives in Nigeria. This includes supporting conflict resolution programing providing tangible skills for social and economic advancement. Tersoo’s story demonstrates the value of mentorship in creating a new path outside of violence. Read more »

Promoting Effective Civil-Military Cooperation

Promoting Effective Civil-Military Cooperation

GCTF resources could have a wide range of applications, including in the military domain. NATO has made practical use of GCTF documents on battlefield evidence, countering unmanned aerial systems, and border security management.

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